Chelsea are hoping to have found a resolution to their Kai Havertz transfer problem.
Kai Havertz’s representatives are reportedly confident Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen will strike a deal this summer despite the two clubs being at a stand-off over the fee.
Leverkusen are under no pressure to sell the midfielder and are holding out until their £90million price tag is met.
Chelsea are not prepared to go above £70m after Havertz told his club he wishes to leave.
Sky Sports claim the 21-year-old’s camp are still confident a deal can be struck as they think bonus payments and add-ons will satisfy both parties.
Chelsea have the cash to buy Havertz out right following the recent sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.
However, Frank Lampard also wants to strengthen his defence with a new left-back and centre-half.
Future payments may tempt Leverkusen into loosening their stance and grant Chelsea the freedom to continue making waves in the transfer window.
The Blues have already shelled out over £80m on Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
And former Chelsea defender Robert Huth thinks they would be taking a huge risk in paying big money for Havertz.
“It all comes down to the price,” Huth told beIN Sports. “If it is £75m it is a big ask, even for Chelsea to pay.
He is a very talented boy but you always run that risk coming over, same with Timo Werner.
“Certainly he is a talented player who would benefit Chelsea.”
Huth made the move from the Bundesliga to Chelsea when he was 16 years old but he feels Havertz will find it easier than he did.
I was 16, I didn’t speak the language at all,” Huth reflected. “It is certainly not an easy path to take.
“The respect you get when you come from a big-money move, I didn’t really have it.
“It will make it a bit easier for [Havertz]